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Animal Behaviour

Images that showcase an animal's behavioural trait and add to our understanding of the species

Jury

Meet the experts who will choose the winning images.

The Jury Curator is Nature inFocus co-founder, Kalyan Varma.

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Dhritiman Mukherjee

Wildlife Photographer

Dhritiman Mukherjee is one of the most respected nature, wildlife and conservation photographers from India. He is a recipient of Earth Heroes award from the Royal Bank of Scotland, for inspiring people towards conservation with his images. He was also awarded the Carl Zeiss Conservation award and Kirloskar Vasundhara Mitra award among many others. Dhritiman spends more than 280 days a year in the field and has been doing this for the last 20 years. He loves to work on challenging, less-done endangered species and has worked all over India and in 35 countries across the world. His work has been published in BBC Wildlife magazine, National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet, New York Times, Nature inFocus and more. He is also one of the authors of the book 'Magical Biodiversity of India' and a co-founder of Saevus, a nature and wildlife magazine from India.

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Divya Mudappa

Conservation Scientist

An expert in Zoology, Botany, and Evolutionary Biology, Divya Mudappa is a senior scientist at Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore. She heads the Western Ghats Rainforest programme. Divya's primary research area is in the field of tropical ecology, particularly of rainforests, restoration ecology and conservation biology. In addition, she is also interested in small carnivores, hornbills, plant-animal interactions and animal behaviour.

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Prem Panicker

Senior Journalist

Prem Panicker completed 30 years in journalism in 2019. He started in print, with stints as writer and editor in The Indian Post, Mid-Day/Sunday Mid Day, and The Sunday Observer before becoming one of the founding team of journalists that created Rediff.com, India's first internet portal, in December 1995. Between 2002-2006, he was editor of the New York-based India Abroad, the largest newspaper serving the diaspora. In 2013, he finished a 5-year stint as Managing Editor of Yahoo India.

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Jayanth Sharma

Wildlife Photographer

Jayanth Sharma is an award-winning wildlife photographer who is the co-founder and CEO of Toehold, India's leading travel and photography company. Jayanth effortlessly combines natural history and fine-art elements and brings back rarely seen perspectives from the little-visited domains and far corners of the natural world. His unique expertise in photographing in a truly eclectic range of wilderness areas – from Southeast Asia to Canada, Brazil to Norway and East Africa to eastern Russia, is supplemented by his immense experience in the Indian Subcontinent.

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Tasneem Khan

Biologist and Photographer

Tasneem Khan is a biologist, educator, photographer and a sailor with a fascination for the natural world. She has spent the last decade facilitating interdisciplinary initiatives in the fields of ecology, conservation, education, science communication and art. Tasneem also co-founded ‘EARTH CoLab’.

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Kalyan Varma - Jury Curator

Wildlife Photographer and Filmmaker

Kalyan Varma is a wildlife photographer, filmmaker, naturalist and explorer specializing in environmental issues in India. He freelances with many of the world's leading magazines, environmental NGOs and television networks like the National Geographic and BBC. He is one of the founders of Nature inFocus.

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